Industrial Maintenance Technician

A skilled workforce is critical to supporting a healthy manufacturing industry here in south central Wisconsin. In the next few years, a large number of retirements in the area of skilled trades will trigger the need to hire increased numbers of skilled technicians. Are you interested in working in a field where your skills are in demand?

In BTC’s Industrial Maintenance Technician (IMT) program, you will satisfy your curiosity of how things work through a variety of lectures, hands-on classroom experiences, field trips, interactive discussions, and real-life lab activities.  Industrial Maintenance Technicians maintain, repair, and operate machinery and equipment in an industrial environment. BTC’s IMT program graduates have the opportunity to pursue employment in a variety of job settings such as industrial manufacturing companies, food manufacturing/processing plants, farms, industrial contract service providers, machine shops, construction companies, and welding/fabricating shops.  Opportunities for advancement increase with further education.

The need for skilled trade workers is very high in south central Wisconsin and around the country. IMT graduates will fill many of the skilled trade openings created through attrition, retirement, and the expansion of new technologies, meaning this program and its graduates are vital to sustaining a healthy south central Wisconsin manufacturing industry and economy.

The Industrial Maintenance Technician program is offered at the Advanced Manufacturing and Training Center in Milton.

NEW Pathway Certificates
In response to employer and student demand for additional educational opportunities, Blackhawk has created Pathway Certificates within existing programs.  Pathway Certificates can be earned while taking courses within an already approved program.  This opportunity provides students a set of industry recognized skills and abilities that will prepare them for entry level employment.  Pathway Certificates available within this program include:

Maintenance PLC and Electricity

Maintenance Machining

Maintenance Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Maintenance Mechanical Systems

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe work procedures
  • Install industrial equipment and systems
  • Maintain industrial equipment and systems
  • Troubleshoot industrial equipment and systems
  • Repair industrial equipment and systems
  • Communicate technical information

The Wisconsin Technical College System’s TSA (Technical Skills Attainment) Scoring Guide for the Industrial Maintenance Technician degree will be used to document your attainment of technical program outcomes for the Industrial Maintenance Technician diploma. To meet the requirements on the scoring guide, you will be asked to draw upon the skills and concepts that have been developed throughout the program and are necessary for successful employment in your field. Results will be used to inspire continual improvement of teaching and learning in the Wisconsin Technical College System. In addition, this assessment will provide feedback to you about your performance and future employment advancement.

Occupational areas to be served:

  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Maintenance and Repair Workers
  • Maintenance Machinery Workers
  • Machine or Equipment Installation
  • Predictive/Preventive Maintenance Technicians
  • Construction